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Make Your Kid’s Lunch Fun…and Save!

September 7, 2011 |

Did your kid go back to school this week, or are they going back next week? It’s an exciting time, and you want to make sure they have the energy and attitude to learn and play as much as possible while they’re away from you during the day. That means a healthy, tasty lunch! Many school lunch programs are, despite their best efforts, not as healthy as we’d like them to be, and not as tasty as kids would like them to be.Read More

Must Do Activities to Enjoy Before Summer Ends

August 29, 2011 |

Since Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, now is the time to squeeze the most out of this special season. Give yourself some sunny memories to help you keep yourself warm during the coming cold evenings. If you've got a few vacation days to use up, but aren't sure how to spend them you've come to the right place. Here are some great ideas for activities to do before summer ends. Read More

11 Target Deals College Students Shouldn't Miss

August 24, 2011 | 3

If you've waited this long to do your back to campus shopping, you must be holding out for some great deals. We've assembled a quick list of items from Target that are either currently on sale or are everyday bargains. ... Read More

How to Afford Back to School Clothing and Accessories

August 22, 2011 |

By August, many parents may be ready to send the kids back to school, but back to school shopping is a whole other ball of wax. With so many purchases to make and many families strugglling to make ends meet, ... Read More

Unlock Your Child's Inner Musician

August 17, 2011 | 2

Joining a school band or orchestra is a great opportunity for kids to learn basic music and life skills. Though you may be sick of hearing it, by the time your student graduates, there will be many benefits to the endless hours of clarinet squeaking and violin scratching you've endured.Read More

3 Ways to Help Kids in Need Get School Supplies

August 9, 2011 | 1

Back to school time can be stressful for parents who can't afford to fulfill those long lists of supplies. According to the US Census Bureau, families spent $7.4 billion in clothing stores alone last August. Often the burden of keeping the classroom stocked with necessary supplies falls on teachers. According to research from the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), public school teachers spent more than $1.33 billion out-of-pocket on school supplies and instructional materials last school year. Thankfully there are plenty of programs designed to help the less fortunate go back to school prepared to learn. Not only does this help kids stock up for the school year, but it takes some of the burden off teachers.

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Back to School Deals: Clothes for Boys and Girls

August 2, 2011 |

This month I have to do a little back to school shopping. My daughters will be back in preschool soon and we are going to need fall and winter clothing! While I may have time to buy new cold weather ... Read More

7 Things You'll Regret Bringing to College

July 29, 2011 | 2

University freshmen often experience “packer’s remorse” after arriving at the dorm on Move-In Day and discovering that they can’t fit all their stuff into their half of a closet-sized room. A group of experienced college students offered advice on the best things to bring—and what to leave at home. All agreed that it’s better to rely on multi-purpose devices rather than a bunch of separate, single-purpose items.Read More

Help Your Kids Get Lost--in a Book

July 15, 2011 |

Summer is a great time to read, and many schools require students to complete summer reading assignments to ensure that kids' reading skills get a workout in the summertime.  If your child's not a natural-born bookworm, you both may be dreading these reading assignments.  The last thing you want to do is to turn reading for pleasure into reading for torture.  Try these family-tested tips to help even reluctant readers enjoy getting lost in a book.

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Think It’s Too Soon for Back to School Shopping? Think Again.

July 6, 2011 |

It's that time again: time to start scouting out the best back-to-school bargains on notebooks, calculators, markers and protractors. The kids might think it's too early to shop for school supplies, but notebooks don't come with expiration dates and back-to-school sales don't last forever.

Keep in mind that school supplies that are shiny and new on the first day of school may well run out by Halloween. It's good to stock up on many of the essentials to stave off that Sunday-night run to the nearest shopping center for new crayons and glue sticks.   Read More

Go Back to School

July 5, 2011 |

Are you an adult and are interested in taking a college course or earning a degree? Have you tried to search for the right college or university to attend, but find the process overwhelming or the search results filled with ... Read More